Back bumper question for John Friese

Tommy in Tampa

Amphicar Expert
Hi there everyone this question is for anyone but John did say something about the style of the rear bumpers. I did not know there eally and late style.
Here are a couple of the new amphi from the rear.
What do you think? What style are these?
Thanks in advance, Tommy in Tampa


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There is 2 styles one is the one you have and one is more straight up and down usally an earlier model. You ask how I know ?

Because if you look at my car I have one of both and Hugh pointed it out to me one day having so many cars when I was putting to gether years ago I just took two of the best looking ones and yep you guessed it one of each:012:

Canadian four amphs

Amphicar Expert
I have a early car.(for Sale)
seial #100056
It has the same bumper shown on this pic of blue car
I have always guessed that these were the early bumpers and have had a few.
Just as John did with His car many others have probably done the same over the years,
Documented Milage...Hmm, thats a good one for discution here on this group..
How do tell if the miles are correct on a Amphicar..
NOS speepos have always been aval with 0 miles.. easy switch.
If I tear an engine down
I can get a rough Idea of the miles by cylinder wear.
look at the brake pedals corners show ighs of wear,, trhats a tell tail/
but they can be changed too.


Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
Here are the 2 styles. First is the early (more curved) and second is the late (more "square").

I have added some of these differences in the VIN registry (Members only section) page for now. I will at some point give it it's own page.


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